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Hormone Replacement Therapy

We would encourage referring physicians and/or nurse practitioners to consider prescribing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for their Trans clients.

If you are unsure about prescribing HRT:

1) We recommend that you review the published Guidelinesand Protocols for Comprehensive Primary Health Care for Trans Clients, available through Sherbourne Health Centre.

2) If, after reading this document, you feel confident in your knowledge of HRT, then you can make a decision to prescribe in advance of the client’s initial assessment.

3) If you are aware of complicating medical concerns and these medical concerns have prevented the initiation of hormone replacement therapy, please consider making a referral to endocrinology on the client’s behalf.

4)      If you are interested in training to develop further competency in Health Care for Trans clients, please contact Rainbow Health Ontario by clicking on this link which will take you to various training opportunities offered by that organization throughout the province of Ontario.

If hormone replacement therapy is the primary reason for referral, we would ask that you consider these above-mentioned recommendations as it will help to reduce unnecessary waiting for your client in terms of further medical transition.

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